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Showing posts from April, 2012

Kid's bathroom makeover

The kids bathroom was light green with almond colored sink and tub. Sorry about the crappy picture but I never took a before picture until after we had smoke damage in the house from a garage fire. So all the dirt is the smoke stains. We aren't that dirty. So we spent $3000 to remake the room. Pulled everything out, tiled the floor, the shower wall, new white tub, new toilet, new pedestal sink , new mirror and lighting.

The new color is Gibson French Grey
The mirror is from Lowes, I love the shape. Light from
Lewis added the crown molding and window trim for around $40. I really think the window pops out now.

Sweep trash into a Vac Pan for $90

I hate using a trying to sweep the dirt up off the floor into a dust pan. It is hard with the broom on your shoulder while you try to sweep the stuff in the pan. I can't sweep it out the door because of the door frame So we made a way to sweep our trash to a vac pan and the shop vac will suck it up.
We need the vac pan toe kick from Amazon.

Central Vacuum Vac Pan, Toe Kick, White

We picked the front hall closet to use to house the small shop vac.

First cut the baseboard off the wall.

Cut through the wall so you can put the vac pan in the wall as flush as possible.
This is the other side of the closet where the shop vac will go.

Cut hot into the wall where the hose will go through.

I got the smallest shop vac for $70

Feed hose thru the hole.

Attach it to the vac pan and tape together.

Cut baseboard to fit over top of the pan.

This is as flush as we could get it so we used a lot of caulk.

Here it is behind the basket. I sw…